The 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival
Just under 30 new or recent nonfiction – of approximately 120 features – appears in the lineup of this long-running Scottish event.
BEST BEFORE DEATH
In addition to showcasing popular docs that have made their debut at other notable events, the festival presents a few world premieres, including: Paul Duane’s BEST BEFORE DEATH
, following artist Bill Drummond for two years of his 12-year world tour; Tamar Rachkovsky’s HOME IN E MAJOR
, a reflection on the relationship between the filmmaker and her elderly landlady; and Adam Park’s THE AMBER LIGHT
, an exploration of Scottish whisky culture.
CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE
Among the nonfiction films making their UK premiere are: Alexandre Chartrand’s AND WITH A SMILE, THE REVOLUTION!
, about the Catalan independence referendum of 2017; Philip Hoffman’s VULTURE
, an experimental look at animals living in harmony with nature; Salvador Simó’s BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES
, an animated exploration of the famed artist as he set out to make a documentary in 1930; Camille Budin’s CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE
, in which a group of Swiss school children learn about astronomy; Damon Gameau’s 2040
, a hopeful look at how technology can save the future; and Sarah Kaskas’ UNDERDOWN
, a portrait of three impoverished people in Beirut.